Published quarterly by Ontario Nature, ON Nature brings readers closer to nature. The magazine is an authoritative source of environmental content that inspires and informs.

ON Nature features stunning photography and in-depth articles. It explores Ontario’s wild species and wild spaces, while offering insight on:

  • Breaking conservation and science news
  • Environmental issues
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Natural history
  • And much more!
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Loon and chick


Ontario Nature, a leading environmental charity, publishes ON Nature magazine. If you enjoy the magazine, be sure to read about the organization behind it at ontarionature.org.

Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. We are the voice for nature it Ontario, and there whenever and wherever nature needs us most.


Light Pollution feature spread
Short-eared owl, species at risk of special concern


ON Nature’s contributors include award-winning journalists and photographers, and experienced conservationists. It has a sterling reputation as an authority on environmental issues.

  • Finalist for Short Feature Writing, 2019 National Magazine Awards, “Blinded by the lightby Patricia Hluchy
  • Finalist for Short Feature Writing, 2018 National Magazine Awards, “Blinded by the light” by Ray Ford
  • Silver for Short Feature Writing, 2017 National Magazine Awards, “The cutting edge” by Ray Ford
  • Gold for Photography and Illustration, 2016 Applied Arts, “In the muck with mudpuppies” by Jessica Deeks
  • Finalist for Science Technology & the Environment, 2016 National Magazine Awards,”Oil and water” by Conor Mihell

Online Schedule

ON Nature is published quarterly. You can read digital versions of back issues anytime.

  • Spring issue published on March 12, 2021
  • Summer issue published on June 11, 2021
  • Fall issue published on September 10, 2021
  • Winter issue published on December 3, 2021
Algonquin lookout with rainbow and autumn forest

We are grateful for the support of:

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Ontario Nature’s magazine has had different names, circulation frequency and forms over the years.

  • ON Nature: 2005 – present
  • Seasons: 1980 – 2004
  • The Ontario Naturalist: 1963 – 1979
  • The Bulletin: 1937 – 1962
  • Circular: 1932 – 1936

You can find contact information, and writing and photography guidelines on our our Contact Us webpage.


The magazine raises public awareness about environmental issues and connect readers with nature. The overarching purpose is to inspire people to advocate for and on behalf of nature.

The magazine engages readers with what really matters to them: analysis of environmental issues, profiles of prominent naturalists and breaking conservation news that is not covered elsewhere.

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Rewilding Naturalizing feature article ON Nature magazine

Subscribe to ON Nature / Join Ontario Nature

Subscribe to ON Nature magazine to receive a hard copy of each issue delivered right to your door. An annual subscription is $50. If you are a senior citizen (65+) or a student, you can subscribe for a discounted rate of $40.

Not only will you receive the award-winning quarterly magazine, you will also become a member of Ontario Nature. This means your tax-deductible subscription will help protect Ontario’s diverse natural habitats, sensitive ecosystems and wildlife.

Digital Magazine

Explore Ontario’s wild species and wild spaces with us. ON Nature magazine brings readers closer to nature.

  • Award-winning writing and photography
  • Breaking conservation news
  • Gripping natural history

There is no cost to receive notification emails when a new issue of ON Nature magazine is published.

Boreal forest plain, lakes, river, aerial, forest, northern
gray wolves in winter

Photos © Missy Mandel, JanetandPhil, Malcolm Robertson, Vladimir Melnikov, Pierre Cardon